Dr. Emma K. Stokes is President of the World Confederation of Physical Therapists (WCPT). She qualified as a physiotherapist in 1990 and worked in the clinical field until 1996. She completed her PhD in 2005 and an MSc in Management Science in 2008. She is an associate professor and Fellow of Trinity College Dublin, where she is also the Deputy Head of the physiotherapy programme. She teaches on programmes in Dublin and Singapore and her teaching and research focus is professional issues in physiotherapy.